If you’re looking for an app to show off your fancy new iPhone to your friends then add Voices by TapTapTap to your lineup. While not overly exciting, Voices is definitely entertaining and is a lot more fun when there’s more than one person around.
If you haven’t guessed yet, Voices takes your voice and alteres it into one of 17 different sounding voices. So, now’s your chance to be Darth Vader (“dark side” voice) and say those famous words: “Luke, I am your father!” Or if you grew up listenning to the Chipmunks then now you can be just like them too. There’s also a fan alteration (who hasn’t spoke into a fan?), canyon (gives you an echo) and even reverse.
The app is extremely well polished. The interface is beautiful and when you go to record your voice for transformation there’s even the sound of a throat clearing before you speak. Your recordings are saved, if you choose to keep them, for later playback.
Truth be told there’s really not much more to say about this app. Transformations worked well, although some of them could be a little better done. One complaint is that it doesn’t have a lot of replay appeal. Once we messed with it for a bit trying all the transformations then what more is there to do? I will say, however, that my 5 year old thinks its great – so this may be a better target audience then you and your buddies. Another complaint I have with Voices is that you can’t record your voice, then hear or try the same recording on all of the transformations. In other words, you record once and it’s good only for the transformation that you recorded it under. (To clarify, if you select Cyborg, then it comes up with the mic, you then speak into the device and touch the stop button when done. The app then transforms it into the cyborg sound and you can choose to save it then).
Don’t get your hopes up too high and Voices will not let you down. I was slightly disappointed in the quality of the transformations however, if you can get past this and see it for what it is (entertaining) then I can recommend it.
What we liked: The idea is great, interface is awesome.
What we didn’t like: Some transformations need help, limited replay appeal, inability to record your voice once and transform it into any of the different styles.